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Creighton University set to welcome third largest class in school history

Move-inThis weekend Creighton University will welcome the third largest freshman class in school history. About 1,075 members of the class of 2023 will move in this weekend, beginning Friday at 5 p.m. Classes will begin Wednesday, Aug. 21.

This is the sixth straight year the first-year class has topped the 1,000-student mark.

With these larger classes, strong student retention rates, and robust graduate and professional student enrollment, Creighton will also rival overall enrollment records this year, said Mary Chase, vice provost for enrollment management.

Geographically, more than 40% percent of the freshman class comes from 400 or more miles from the Omaha campus. Thirteen states are sending 20 or more students to this class with Nebraska leading with 214 students, followed by Minnesota (137), Colorado (103), Iowa (84), Illinois (76), California (71), Kansas (70) and Hawaii (56). There are also large contingents from Arizona, Texas, Missouri, South Dakota, and Wisconsin, along with 23 international students from 16 countries.

The academic profile of the incoming class places it among the top Catholic universities in the country with 4,000 or more undergraduate students. Thirty-five percent of the students rank in the top 10% of their high school class.

This freshman class includes more than 290 Heider College of Business students and over 150 College of Nursing students, both producing all-time or nearly all-time records.

A quarter of the students have a family member who attended Creighton; 57 % are Catholic; more than half of the class attended a public high school; and 10% graduated from a Jesuit high school.

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